2020 Habitat Expo Registration
This series is presented by the Michigan Wildlife Cooperatives Program to highlight properties that show successful and unique habitat investments. To register, please complete this form. The event details are below.

Featured Experts:

Morgan Warda-Jennings, Wildlife Cooperatives Coordinator – Morgan will discuss best in class practices for starting your own wildlife co-op.

John Komp, Owner of Northwoods Whitetails Food Plot See Co. – Food plot mixes, soil health, plot screen and planting times.

Kyle Perry, Owner of Dreamland Wildlife Properties – The benefits of a Wildlife Management Plan, no-till planting, crimper rollers, and creating your own wildlife paradise.

Jared Van Hees – Host of Habitat Podcast – Expert knowledge around habitat improvement practices and discuss the importance of a detailed plan when setting up or improving a property for deer hunting.

Agenda:
11:00 am -12:30 pm

Lunch and expert Discussions (Provided courtesy of SE MI QDMA and MUCC)
12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Property Tour (led by Cory Franceus) with live demonstrations and discussions from experts (John Komp, Kyle Perry, and Jared Van Hees)
Small controlled burn demonstration (weather permitting)
No-till food plots and equipment, crimper rollers, soil health
Food plot preparation, planting, and seed mixes
Plot Screen best practices
Switch Grass planting best practices
Hinge Cutting Techniques and demonstration
Property Set Up for Deer Hunting
Habitat/Wildlife Plans for Federal Programs and more
Property Features: Cory Franceus’s 70-acre farm is entering its 3rd year of habitat renovations.

18-acre ag field conversion to early successional growth (year 2)
2019 TSI
Utilization of switchgrass for screening and cover
Hinge cuttings for screening, bedding, manipulating deer travel, and increasing browse
Fruit tree plantings
5-acre tree/shrub planting (Spring 2020)
Increasing depth of cover
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